Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
There are huge ants crawling all over the front of a theatre in the Cuban capital, a naked man tethered to the sea wall, and two women crocheting non-stop in the sweltering sunshine.
It is all part of the Havana Bienal, whose organisers have decided to bring much of the art work out of “elite” galleries this year and into the public space, allowing more people than ever access to the exhibits and performances.
So in some of the city’s shabbiest backstreets, giant portraits of elderly local residents have appeared on crumbling walls.
The wrinkles on their faces blend with the cracks in the brickwork.
The nouveau art crowd…
Vija Celmins’ work “Freeway,” 1966 Latvian Oil on canvas. (Vija Celmins, J. Paul Getty Trust)
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980
The unprecedented, six-month series of exhibitions will detail an era in city art history that has been largely untold.
Zademack. Questioning of the Oracles, 2011. Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm.
Stor Gul Kanin
Örebro (SE) 2011
13 x 16 x 16 meters
Concrete, metal, wood and takspån.
The Big Yellow Rabbit is a temporary 13 meter high sculpture. It’s a enlarged cuddle toy made out of swedish products thrown against the statue of Engelbrekt.
The work can be seen this summer during the OpenArt biennale
As we speak, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son and would-be heir to Moammar Gadhafi, is on the run and still vowing not to surrender to the rebels in Libya. Under very different circumstances in 2002, he staged an exhibition of his art in London. More recent exhibitions of his work were shown in Moscow and Brazil in 2010.
Woman in Striped Dress, 1895
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Large image: HERE